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Greens Review
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Chard: Two thumbs up, will eat again. With enthusiasm! (And garlic.)

Orach: Described as being just like spinach but purple, this surprised me by being both more like spinach and more purple than I was expecting. It gives off a liquid which is really remarkably purple, rather as though a radioactive magenta pen had sprung a leak. Tastes okay, but nothing to write home about.

Escarole and Turnip Greens (cooked together): Bitter. I added vinegar, which helped some. Edible, but not good.

Arugula (eaten raw in salad): Peppery. I kind of liked it, sufficiently diluted with lettuce, but Andres has declared it anathema and Doesn't Want Any.

There are supposed to be dandelion greens in the next box. I will be leaving those in the swap box because we've tried them before and they're nasty.
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We planted orach in the MIL's garden this year. I don't particularly care for it, but she liked it.

Big, healthy plants. We thought they were going to take over the world!

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Arugula is also wonderful in sandwiches, which works well for not everyone having it at a meal.

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Mm, yeah, the stronger flavor would work well in a sandwich.

This is my go-to recipe for greens: http://www.recipezaar.com/Collard-Greens-Its-Good-for-You-99843

It works not only for collards, but for pretty much any dark, leafy green... I've made it with kale and chard as well. It's good especially for any that are starting to go wilty. ;)

Obviously you'd sub veggie bacon and broth, but I'm sure it'd be just as tasty!

Orach: Described as being just like spinach but purple, this surprised me by being both more like spinach and more purple than I was expecting.

I hadn't heard of that before, but I should look for and try it -- I love spinach and eat it about every day.

It is also called "goosefoot", which may help you track it down. The CSA newsletter says commercial seed is not widely available, so not many farms grow it. Also people haven't heard of it, so they don't want any, so people who do grow it can't sell it, so they stop growing it, so nobody sees it anywhere, so they haven't heard of it, so they don't want any....

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